Riverside Campground

Tonto National Forest

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Bartlett Dam Rd.
Rio Verde, AZ 85263
480-595-3300
602-225-5200
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GPS: 33.8132, -111.6451

Last Price Paid: $10
Number of Sites: 12
Pad Type: dirt
Elevation: 1604 ft
Max Stay: 14
Max Length: 16 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

2 people have reviewed this location.

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marshmallow
Coachmen Viking 16FB
2 reviews
Nightly rate: $10
Days stayed: 1
“Meh”

Reviewed Apr 14, 2019

Overall Rating

Riverside campground is near the Bartlett Dam. There are about 12 primitive sites, some have picnic tables. All have fire pits. Vault toilets are available. There is also a dumpster for trash. The sites are in rough shape like boondock sites but cost $10 per night. The drive in is mostly paved until the last few miles which is a maintained gravel road with lots of ruts and bumps. We stayed on a weeknight and there was only one other camper there.

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23 reviews
Nightly rate: $8
Days stayed: 2

Sarah Golden would stay here again

“Waterfront camping, beautiful views”

Reviewed Nov 25, 2018

Overall Rating

The drive to this reservoir is stunning and the views only get better once you reach the water. There’s beautiful disbursed camping all along the lakeshore, so there’s no need to go all the way to this specific location. We stayed in the “SB Cove” on the north end and loved it. Camped just a few feet from the water! No issues with sand- everything was well packed.
Lots of flush toilets around since there was a day use area as well, which is nice.
No cell service on the lakeshore because of the mountains around you, but we could pick up a bar of Verizon LTE in a few locations on the road. The marina restaurant also has free WiFi.
Problems- we got a lot of conflicting information about camping costs and what is covered by the National Parks annual pass. Highly recommend stopping at the ranger station on your way in if they’re open.

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Hookups:
  • dry camping
Recreation:
  • fishing
  • picnic area
  • recreation trail
Facilities:
  • restrooms: vault
  • trash
Pets:
  • pets

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